New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Defending champs survive challenge from 'Sox


August 5, 2019

Alex Harrison

The oft-used sports phrase "a game of inches" certainly came into play in the SNR Black Sox Babe Ruthers' final at-bat on the second day of the Class B Tournament at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City.

Down 3-2 in the top of the seventh to the LaMoure A's with two outs and Connor Knatterud at first base, Johnny Grann hit a sinking line drive to deep left center.

A few inches in front or to the left, and it would have resulted in a tie game, and maybe even a lead if the ball got past to the fence with Grann's foot speed.

Instead, LaMoure center fielder Cyle Warcken made an acrobatic game...

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